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Tau Station Player's Guide

Unofficial player's guide to Tau Station

Careers

Illegal career tasks can lead to confinement in the Brig if you fail the task and are unlucky. In this case, your reputation with the station’s government also suffers. Higher Orwellian Levels make it more likely to be confined in the case of task failures.

Harmful career tasks can send you to Sick Bay in case of failure.

WARNING: Most of this information here is out of date. Please stand by (or contribute) until we have updated the data. Information below the horizontal line have been added after the changes to career tasks in cycle 202.

Business: Trader

Primary stat: Social
Secondary stat: Stamina

Name Bonus Stat Area Illegal Harmful
Charm a customer 9 Social Market  
Restock the store 9 Stamina Market  
Vandalize a rival’s stall 9 Strength Market  
Attract more customers 24 Social Market  
Set up a kiosk 24 Stamina Market  
Hawk a stolen fuel cell 27 Social Ruins  
Study Consortium and Gaule business regulations 39 Intelligence Anywhere  
Run a demo to boost rifle sales 43 Social Market
Sell a batch of illegal stims 45 Social Anywhere  
Record a holo-vid commercial 54 Social Market  
Run the store for the day 54 Stamina Market  
Supervise a lazy apprentice 54 Social Market  
Steal from the safe 63 Agility Market  
Manage the store during end-of-cycle sales 69 Stamina Market  
Negotiate a supply deal with a Ruins rat 69 Social Port  
Cook the books 81 Intelligence Anywhere  
Order goods from a neighboring station 84 Social Port  
Receive a freight delivery 84 Social Port  
Attend a meeting of Consortium merchants 99 Stamina Market    
Shortchange a freight ship captain 99 Social Port  
Create a system-wide trade body 114 Stamina Anywhere    
Invest in a risky venture 114 Intelligence Market    
Buy a shipment of Freebooter contraband 117 Social Ruins  
Hire a sales team 129 Stamina Market  
Rebrand your business 129 Social Anywhere  
Attend a trade expo 144 Social Market  
Improve employee discipline 144 Stamina Anywhere  
Sell products to other systems 159 Intelligence Anywhere  
Renegotiate wholesale contracts 174 Stamina Anywhere  
Run a staff team-building event 174 Social Anywhere  
Improve conditions for staff 189 Stamina Market -  
Swindle your taxes 189 Intelligence Anywhere  
Design a new ad campaign 204 Intelligence Anywhere    
Sign a government contract 204 Stamina Anywhere -  
Fire staff to cut costs 219 Stamina Anywhere -  
Sell stocks on the system-wide exchange 219 Stamina Government Center -  
Attract investment from the station governor 234 Social Anywhere -  
Pay yourself a huge bonus 249 Stamina Anywhere    
Smear a rival retailer 249 Social Anywhere
Impress a potential business partner 264 Social Anywhere    
Cover up a junior colleague’s malpractice 279 Stamina Anywhere  
Engineer the hostile takeover of a rival 279 Stamina Anywhere    
Revamp your product line 279 Stamina Anywhere    
Deceive shareholders 315 Intelligence Anywhere  

(Tasks which are known to pay to bank, hence should be legal, are marked with “–”. The data about which tasks are harmful are known to be incomplete)

Criminal: Opportunist

Primary stat: Agility Secondary stat: Social

Name Bonus Stat Area Illegal Harmful
Sneak into a kiosk 15 agility Market  
Lead a crew of thieves 49 social Market
Rob a residence 48 agility Residences  
Sell fake shuttle tickets 111 social Port  
Organize a counterfeit credchips ring 155 social Anywhere  
Produce counterfeit rations vouchers 93 intelligence Government Center  
Pull a con job 62 social Anywhere  
Make underworld contacts 9 Stamina Ruins    
Pick some pockets on the station boulevard 9 Agility Anywhere    
Raid a market stall 9 Strength Market    
Plan escape routes 24 Intelligence Anywhere    
Ask the local merchants who their best customers are 24 Social Market    
Rob a wealthy mark 26 Agility Market    
Distract the guards 39 Social Market    
Participate in a con job 45 social Anywhere    
Mug a local 49 Agility Anywhere    
Practice hacking locks 54 Agility Anywhere    
Discover a bank door code 99 Stamina Bank    
Sell contraband 99 Social Market    
Hijack a small ship 114 Agility Port    
Help hijack a cargo shipment 129 Agility Port    
Hack into a bank terminal 135 Intelligence Bank    
Organize a heist 135 Social Anywhere    
Break into a high security area 149 Agility Market    
Steal an identity 169 Intelligence Anywhere  
Hijack a cargo freighter 169 Agility Port
Smuggle contraband into the Brig 171 Intelligence Brig  
Sell placebos to a patient 159 Social Sick Bay  
Run a protection racket 174 Social Residences  
Scam a Syndicate 179 Social Ruins
Hijack the Residence’s water supply 189 Stamina Residences  
Run a gang of wrecks-hunters 189 Social Anywhere  
Prepare a batch of fake stims 204 Stamina Ruins  
Steal medical equipment 207 Agility Sick Bay  
Forge a Syndicate license 225 Intelligence Government Center  
Raid a battlefield 230 Agility Ruins
Arrange a prison break 261 Social Brig  
Bribe a Port manager 234 Social Port -  
Steal a government ID pass 279 Agility Government Center  
Run a fake insurance scam 249 Social Sick Bay -  
Manipulate the exchange rate 297 Intelligence Bank  
Forge a Visa document 264 Intelligence Anywhere -  
Hack the Governor’s private emails 315 Intelligence Government Center  
Sell faulty equipment to Security 315 Social Security  
Corrupt government policy 333 Social Government Center  
Kidnap a business owner 369 Strength Inn

(Tasks which are known to pay to bank, hence should be legal, are marked with “–”. The data about which tasks are harmful are known to be incomplete)

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Law: Embassy Staff

Primary stat: Social
Secondary stat: Stamina

Name Bonus Stat Area Illegal Harmful
Deliver a list of flagged visas to port authorities 9 Agility Port    
Data entry 9 Stamina Anywhere    
Check visas 24 Social Anywhere    
Threaten to deport someone 29 Strength Anywhere  
Interview new arrivals 39 Social Port    
Write a detailed immigration report 39 Stamina Anywhere    
Forge poll results 63 Intelligence Anywhere  
Conduct a policy poll 54 Social Anywhere    
Accept bribe from a local business 81 Social Market  
Attend a state dinner with your supervisor 69 Social Government Center    
Write a detailed economic report 69 Stamina Anywhere    
Write a detailed policy proposal 84 Stamina Anywhere    
Attend a diplomatic meeting 84 Social Government Center    
Show a visiting dignitary around the station 99 Social Port    
Write press releases 99 Social Anywhere    
Mediate conflicts 99 Social Anywhere    
Negotiate a better deal for your station 114 Stamina Market    
Misuse your influence 117 Social Anywhere  
Entertain a visiting foreign diplomat 129 Social Anywhere    
Sell classified information 135 Social Anywhere  
Organize a banquet for visiting diplomats 144 Social Anywhere  
Supervise the wait & kitchen staff during a diplomatic banquet 144 Stamina Anywhere  
Request to accompany your supervisor on a diplomatic excursion on a rival station 159 Stamina Anywhere  
Attend a cultural function on a rival station 174 Social Anywhere  
Sabotage a rival station on your visit 189 Social Anywhere  
Convince your supervisor to put your name forward for a promotion 189 Social Anywhere    
Campaign against other contenders for your promotion 189 Social Anywhere    
Attend a peace talk on a rival station 196 Stamina Anywhere  
Outperform your competitors for your promotion 204 Stamina Anywhere    
Begin your new job as a Junior. Diplomat 219 Stamina Anywhere    
Media a big-ticket trade agreement. 219 Social Anywhere    
Conduct peace talks with local diplomats. 234 Social Anywhere    
Sabotage your competitors for the promotion. 243 Intelligence Anywhere    
Provide shelter for refugees who have just arrived on the station. 264 Stamina Anywhere    
Find families to take in foreign refugees. 264 Stamina Anywhere    
Speak to the local media about your station. 279 Social Anywhere    
Purposefully taint peace talks to stir tensions. 279 Intelligence Anywhere    
Become the first diplomat to broker a fair trade agreement with Freebooters. 281 Social Anywhere  
Make an illegal deal with Freebooters to protect your own interests above the station’s. 297 Social Anywhere    
Lie to the media to improve your station’s image. 315 Social Anywhere    
Facilitate the assassination of a foreign diplomat 153 Social Ruins  
Organize a banquet for visiting diplomats 144 Social Inn -  
Supervise the wait & kitchen staff during a diplomatic banquet 144 Stamina Anywhere -  
Sabotage a rival station on your visit 189 Social Port  
Attend a cultural function on a rival station 174 Social Inn -  
Attend a peace talk on a rival station 196 Stamina Ruins -
Request to accompany your supervisor on a diplomatic excursion on a rival station 159 Stamina Anywhere -  

(Tasks which are known to pay to bank, hence should be legal, are marked with “–”. The data about which tasks are harmful are known to be incomplete)

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Medicine: Cloning Specialist

Primary stat: Intelligence
Secondary stat: Strength

Name Bonus Stat Area Illegal Harmful
Drain a clone tank 9 Strength Cloning Vats    
Inspect a clone tank 9 Intelligence Cloning Vats    
Tidy Clone Vats foyer 9 Stamina Cloning Vats    
Sift organic refuse 24 Strength Cloning Vats    
Sterilize pod fluids 24 Intelligence Cloning Vats    
Study Amygchip manuals 24 Stamina Cloning Vats    
Contaminate recycled fluids 27 Intelligence Cloning Vats  
Interview a new client 39 Social Anywhere    
Move the tanks to clean behind them 39 Strength Cloning Vats    
Repair a clone tank 39 Intelligence Cloning Vats    
Sabotage a clone tank 45 Intelligence Cloning Vats  
Prepare nutrient paste for baseline clones 54 Intelligence Cloning Vats    
Prepare nutrient pastes for alt-genotypes 54 Intelligence Cloning Vats    
Sneak anti-growth hormones into the nutrient pastes 63 Agility Cloning Vats  
Create a clone with supervision 69 Intelligence Cloning Vats    
Help socialize a recently-activated clone 69 Social Cloning Vats    
Rearrange the clone tank layout 69 Strength Cloning Vats    
Create a clone 84 Intelligence Cloning Vats    
Dispose of a failed clone 94 Strength Cloning Vats  
Administer an accelerant dose 99 Agility Cloning Vats    
Calculate clone accelerant dosage 99 Intelligence Cloning Vats    
Leak clone center files 99 Intelligence Anywhere  
Sabotage the hoses of a tank 99 Strength Cloning Vats  
Create a premium clone 114 Intelligence Cloning Vats    
Process the clone center’s payroll 114 Stamina Anywhere    
Discredit anti-cloning campaigners 129 Intelligence Government Center    
Help new clones with motor skills 129 Agility Anywhere    
Install automated pod cleaners 129 Strength Cloning Vats    
Embezzle from the clone center 135 Intelligence Bank  
Reduce gestation times 144 Intelligence Cloning Vats    
Win a cloning competition 144 Intelligence Government Center    
Experiment with illegal genotype blending 153 Intelligence Cloning Vats    
Pacify a disgruntled client 159 Social Anywhere    
Train junior technicians 159 Social Cloning Vats    
Defend a malpractice accusation 174 Intelligence Security    
Design a new nutrient recipe 189 Intelligence Anywhere    
Expand your client base 189 Social Anywhere    
Find a use for old vat fluid 204 Intelligence Anywhere    
Sell more premium clones 204 Social Anywhere    
Sell clone organs on the black market 207 Intelligence Anywhere    
Research a low-cost clone product 219 Intelligence Anywhere    
Service the clone pods’ Obi-hubs 219 Stamina Anywhere    
Upgrade 3D clone printer machine 219 Strength Anywhere    
Apply for a new research grant 234 Intelligence Anywhere    
Speak at a cloning conference 234 Social Anywhere    
Clone air scrubber plants 249 Intelligence Anywhere    
Improve research lab facilities 249 Strength Anywhere    
Relax legal restrictions on cloning 264 Social Anywhere    
Develop cloning academy 279 Stamina Anywhere    
Sell clone data on the black market 297 Social Anywhere  
Sabotage a rival clone specialist 315 Intelligence Anywhere  
Have a Promethean opponent killed 369 Intelligence Anywhere

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Special Services: Operative

Primary stat: Agility
Secondary stat: Intelligence

Name Bonus Primary Stat Area Illegal Harmful
Make an intel report 9 Intelligence Security    
Make false reports 9 Intelligence Security x  
Listen for leads 9 Agility Anywhere    
Monitor an SEC terminal 24 Intelligence Security    
Analyze camera footage 24 Intelligence Security    
Alter camera footage 27 Agility Security x  
Go on patrol 39 Agility Anywhere    
Guard the brig 39 Strength Brig    
Apprehend a suspect 54 Agility Anywhere    
Plant listening bugs 54 Agility Anywhere    
Follow suspects 60 Agility Anywhere  
Solicit a bribe from suspects 63 Social Anywhere  
Investigate a suspect 69 Agility Anywhere    
Leak security plans 81 Intelligence Anywhere  
Raid a residence 94 Strength Residences  
Raid an illegal water harvesting operation 94 Agility Ruins  
Work undercover 99 Social Anywhere    
Conduct an internal affairs investigation 114 Intelligence Security    
Create a security plan 114 Intelligence Security    
Infiltrate the embassy 117 Agility Gaule Embassy  
Protect a high profile guest 129 Agility Anywhere    
Blackmail a high ranking administrator 135 Intelligence Government Center  
Eliminate a target 135 Agility Anywhere  
Tail a high ranking official 144 Agility Anywhere    
Foil an assassination attempt 145 Agility Anywhere  
Decrypt stolen intel 159 Intelligence Anywhere    
Bug an official’s office 171 Intelligence Anywhere    
Mentor a new agent 174 Social Anywhere    
Take a new agent on their first mission 174 Agility Anywhere    
Steal top secret Gaule intel 189 Agility Anywhere    
Uncover a space-shell ring 189 Intelligence Anywhere    
Impress a group of Freebooters. 204 Strength Anywhere    
Discover the double agent in your ranks 219 Intelligence Anywhere  
Keep the space-shells for yourself 225 Agility Anywhere    
Pose as a Freebooter pirate for a stint 230 Strength Anywhere    
Befriend a target under a false identity 234 Social Anywhere    
Keep the things you steal as a Freebooter 243 Intelligence Anywhere    
Locate enemy operatives 249 Intelligence Anywhere  
Save a fellow squad member during battle. 264 Agility Anywhere  
Win the leadership of your squad. 264 Social Anywhere  
Unearth a plot to murder the leader of your station. 279 Intelligence Anywhere  
Use your friendships with the enemy to gather intel 279 Intelligence Anywhere  
Escape the eyes of enemy operatives 281 Agility Anywhere
Kill the double agent in your ranks 289 Agility Anywhere
Protect the leader of your station. 315 Agility Anywhere

(Tasks which are known to pay to bank, hence should be legal, are marked with “–”. The data about which tasks are harmful are known to be incomplete)

Technologist: Port Technician

Primary stat: Stamina
Secondary stat: Strength

Name Bonus Stat Area Illegal Harmful
Scrub rust off a ship 9 Stamina Port    
Polish a ship 9 Stamina Port    
Refuel a ship 24 Strength Port
Cut the fuel with another liquid 27 Intelligence Port  
Mix batches of fuel 26 Stamina Port  
Falsify departure permissions 39 Social Port  
Run pre-flight checks 39 Stamina Port    
Inspect Cargo 39 Intelligence Port    
Study repair manuals 54 Stamina Anywhere    
Make supervised repairs 54 Strength Port  
Run a full-ship diagnostic 69 Stamina Port    
Train a tiresome apprentice 69 Stamina Port    
Repair a ship 69 Strength Port    
Sell ship parts on the side 81 Agility Ruins  
Install heavy research equipment 84 Strength Port    
Install a navigation system 84 Stamina Port    
Update a ship’s star map 84 Intelligence Port    
Perform hull integrity tests 99 Stamina Port    
Put together a plan to expand your business to further systems. 219 Intelligence Anywhere    
Supervise a hull replacement 111 Strength Port  
Design a ship module 114 Intelligence Anywhere    
Haul materials from a decommissioned ship off to be sold 114 Strength Port    
Enter an advanced apprenticeship 129 Stamina Anywhere    
Train to strip and salvage ships 129 Intelligence Anywhere    
Design an illegal ship module 135 Intelligence Anywhere    
Open a salvaging business. 144 Stamina Anywhere    
Round up a Crew. 144 Social Anywhere    
Run your first major salvage operation. 159 Stamina Anywhere    
Expand your operation. 159 Stamina Anywhere    
Run multiple salvage operations. 174 Social Anywhere    
Hire an illegal employee. 171 Social Anywhere    
Expand your business further. 189 Stamina Anywhere    
Hire a bigger crew. 189 Stamina Ruins    
Market your salvage to Freebooters 196 Strength Anywhere  
Export premium parts. 204 Strength Port    
Design & produce better salvaging technology. 204 Stamina Anywhere    
Hire even more illegal employees 225 Stamina Ruins  
Expand into the military sector. 234 Strength Security    
Salvage your first war ship for the military. 234 Stamina Anywhere    
Salvage a ship in Freebooter territory. 247 Strength Anywhere  
Garner the attention of the Consortium Military 249 Stamina Anywhere    
Sign a contract with the Consortium Military 249 Social Anywhere    
Garner the attention of the Gaule Military 249 Stamina Anywhere    
Sign a secret contract with the Gaule Military 249 Social Anywhere    
Absorb a rival salvage company. 264 Stamina Anywhere    
Grow into a minor salvaging empire! 279 Stamina Anywhere    
Run your intergalactic salvaging empire. 279 Social Anywhere    
Add security personnel to help fend off Freebooters. 298 Strength Anywhere  
Sabotage a rival’s business so they are forced to join your crew. 315 Stamina Anywhere  
Bribe officials to make sure your crews always get first notice of newly 333 Stamina Anywhere  
    Stamina Anywhere